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Personifying Toyota

February 9, 2010

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This morning’s announcement of Toyota’s recall of 437,000 hybrid vehicles seems to have brought the automaker’s woes to a whole new level. Judging by the media coverage, these events are epic. Want to understand the media circus around the Toyota recall? Here’s a little something John...

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p and h mining

Tons of reasons for a new welding positioner

February 9, 2010

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P&H Mining equipment, Milwaukee, Wis., makes very large equipment, such as its largest electric shovel that weighs 1,200 tons. Shovel components keep getting larger, and to keep up with the market trends, the company needed a new welding positioner. That's a "big" deal in every sense of the word. Luckily, Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome was able to help.

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orion energy systems

Bright lights, big opportunity

February 9, 2010

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Orion Energy Systems, Manitowoc, Wis., has found tremendous success as a company that manufactures energy efficient lighting. The company also found that the best way to keep manufacturing in-step with demand was to bring its metal fabricating activities in-house

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tube benders unannealed

No need for annealing

February 9, 2010

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Tube benders work with unannealed material and deliver better-performing products to customers.

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alabama laser hot wire

Two processes sometimes are better than one

February 9, 2010

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Alabama Laser ramps up its development efforts in hot-wire laser cladding, a new process that may have big potential, particularly in the oil and gas sector.

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Mounted points aid in blending corner welds inside stainless steel tanks, fabrications

February 9, 2010

A line of mounted points for blending corner welds inside stainless steel tanks and fabrications is available from Rex-Cut Products Inc. The mounted points feature a laminated construction of nonwoven...

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Stretch film suitable for stabilizing odd-shaped loads

February 9, 2010

Yellow Jacket, marketed by ITW-GaleWrap, offers Jacket Wrap™ machine film for use with Yellow Jacket machines for securing palletized loads on the forks of the forklift. The wrap is resistant to...

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Airless, swing-table shotblast system introduced

February 9, 2010

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has announced the release of the 36 ST airless, swing-table shotblast system. The worktable is attached to the blast door, so that when the door is opened, the table swings...

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Fume extraction hoods suitable for robotic and hard automation systems

February 9, 2010

Lincoln Electric Automation has introduced fume extraction hoods for robotic and hard automation systems. The Statiflex® filter bank filtration system offers MERV 16-rated filters and automated...

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Tube straightening machine incorporates multiple bending feature

February 9, 2010

Bronx/Taylor-Wilson offers the 10.CR.5 cross-roll tube straightening machine. The 10-roll design can straighten to stringent tolerances at high speeds, according to the company. The machine...

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Digitizing waterjet allows reverse engineering

February 9, 2010

WARDJet offers a waterjet system with a digitizing capability, allowing reverse engineering of physical parts that have no drawings or electron files. Large parts can be laid on the waterjet table,...

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Double swivel band saw has quick-slide vise

February 9, 2010

Scotchman® Industries has introduced the DS-20 double swivel, 20-in. band saw. The horizontal band saw swings 45 degrees right or 60 degrees left with a quick-slide vise. The saw's capacity is 14...

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DC power sources designed for mechanized SAW, GMAW

February 9, 2010

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the LAF DC power sources. The three-phase, fan-cooled DC welding power sources are designed for mechanized SAW or GMAW. They can be used in combination...

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Midrange press brake automatically selects bend sequences

February 9, 2010

Bystronic has introduced a new version of its midrange press brake, the EP series. The new machine, equipped with the Cybelec DNC 880S 2D control, can select bend sequences automatically to help...

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Vacuum lifter attaches to contoured structures, vessels

February 9, 2010

Anver Corp. has introduced the VPFL4-20-AIR series vacuum generator, a below-the-hook vacuum lifter that attaches to contoured structures and vessels. The lifter features a tribeam design with...

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